Friday, 24 April 2015


10.15 to 12.15 today on the reserve: 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Jay and a Greenfinch.

Hoverflies: Rhingia rostrata (not too common - first of the year), Syrphus sp., Melanostoma scalare and Eristalis pertinax. Other insects included Common Carder Bee and a Buff-tailed or White-tailed Bumblebee.

Hedgerow Cranesbill

Melanostoma scalare

Rhingia rostrata

Plants in flower included Common Comfrey, Lords and Ladies, Jack-by-the-hedge, Common Vetch and Hedgerow Cranesbill.

Another Chiffchaff was singing alongside Hurlingham Road, and St Andrews Park produced a Mistle Thrush and a Greenfinch.

A Plume Moth was in the kitchen his morning.
Plume Moth

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